Green Bay man thought he won $4 in the Powerball lottery; it turned out to be $50,000
GREEN BAY — James Rogers thought he won $4 within the March 30 drawing of the Powerball lottery.
But he double-checked and realized he was $49,996 off.
“Don’t throw your tickets away” was Rogers’ advice as he found he was 1 of 2 winners of $50,000 in a recent Wisconsin Lottery Powerball drawing.
Rogers had his winning ticket stub for about week and a half but double-checked it when he heard a winning ticket was sold in Green Bay. He’d bought the ticket at the Kwik Trip located at 1871 Shawano Ave. The figures drawn March 30 were 19, 22, 52, 56, 67 with a Powerball of 21 and Power Play multiplier of two.
A Madison resident also won $50,000 Saturday.
The chances of winning the $50,000 Powerball prize are one in 913,130. Powerball sketches are Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. Tickets should be purchased before 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday to become incorporated for the reason that day’s drawing.
A version of this story originally appeared here.
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